Author of The Revised Kama Sutra and 15 other books

Happy New Year, 2018

Happy New Year 2018, All. As I take a short break from work, today, and rethink my place in the world, I realize how blessed I am to have what I have: my children, my friends, my readers (some of Read More →

Looking for Photographs of Indian POWs in World War II Possibly Including My Father

Looking for Photographs of Indian POWs in World War II Possibly Including My Father Recently, I was approached by an Indian journalist who was writing about Indian prisoners of war of the Japanese in World War II? Did I have any photographs of my father of that time, presumably before and during the war? Read More →

“One Little Indian”-A Novel About an Indian Childhood and Coming of Age

“One Little Indian”-A Novel About an Indian Childhood and Coming of Age This novel, published in 2003 in paperback, was out of print, with only an e-book version on Kindle. Also, it does not have its own page on Kindle. But recently, an author I respect decided to try it, and his Read More →

Race, the Innocent Immigrant, and the Color of God

Growing up in an innocent and sheltered pocket of Southwestern India, bordered on the west by the Arabian Sea, on the east by the Western Ghats mountains, and on its southern side by a state with speakers of Malayalam, a Read More →

I Am the Sum of ALL My Writings

  This post was originally a response to someone quoting a few lines from one of my books (Impressing the Whites) without the larger context of the book itself and of my other work. But it’s absurd for me to Read More →

“A Brilliant Writer”: Review of “The Revised Kama Sutra: A Novel”

“A Brilliant Writer”: Review of “The Revised Kama Sutra: A Novel” The Pioneer was edited by the legendary late Indian editor, Vinod Mehta. What strikes me about this review is how genuine and heartfelt it feels (not something you can say about many reviews). Not to mention descriptions such as “unputdownable” Read More →

Testimonials

The Revised Kama Sutra could be the story of your life . . . Its approach to sex is warm, sensitive and very, very funny.

- Business Standard

Indefatigable good humor transcends the personal to stand for the contradictions of India as a whole. Considerable charm.

- Publishers Weekly, USA

[Eaten by the Japanese is] a tale of unmitigated horror. A handsome tribute to a man of courage and rectitude.

- Khushwant Singh

I salute you as a full-fledged colleague. Yes, I am reading you and finding you very funny!

- Kurt Vonnegut

Absolutely spectacular . . .a hilarious novel, full of wit and glib language, with a whole lot of compassion thrown in.

- Afternoon Despatch & Courier